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JD AD 06-12-11


ADOPTED 06-12-11:  J.D. is the perfect dog. He does well with other dogs, people and children. He is a very sweet boy who just wants to please and responds to a couple commands; he is an extremely friendly and loving dog. His foster describes him as a dog that likes to run with the big boys and play hard because he is a puppy. He plays well with all dogs, regardless of size, age or sex. He is great with kids but his mom is concerned that little young ones would get knocked over. We think a young boy would be a wonderful companion for this handsome boy.

“JD is extremely lovable and gets along wonderfully well with other dogs. Take a look at these six short videos to see how charming he is!!”

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JD has no food issues and loves to eat. When his mom tested him and took his food away, he did not react–he trusts his humans. He does go in a crate when she needs to go out and does really well but because he is still young, he will need a little more work on leash walking. He is so happy and willing to please that all you can do is smile when you see him. JD knows that he has been rescued and we can tell he loves his life, he thanks us every day.

He is hungry for affection and very eager to pleasehe learns very quickly and wants to eagerly do what you are asking him to do. When you meet him, you see right away that he is so smart, we believe that he gets that from his German Shepherd heritage. His foster home has a variety of dogs for him to play with in a fenced in yard. We want and believe It is best for him that his forever home has a fenced in yard and another dog.

A good match would be young family with children 10 years and up with at least one other dog to play with; that is what his foster mom recommends because they will need to be active or provide him with constant exercise. We are open to other applicants, especially if they are an active family.

Even though he weighs about 35 lbs and is approximately 8 months old, he has lots of growing to do and a long life ahead of him. He needs a home where he can run off his energy and receive daily walks and love! His family will learn quickly that they are lucky to have such a loving dog.

LIFE EXPECTANCY: Around 13 years

LIVING CONDITIONS Shepherds and Doberman will do best with at least an average-sized yard. They are both very sensitive to the cold and are not an outside dog.

EXERCISE The Shepherd and Doberman dog breed are very energetic and will need to be taken on a daily long walk or jog or run alongside you when you bicycle, and needs to be made to heel beside or behind the human holding the lead. In the mind of a dog the leader leads the way and that leader needs to be the humans.

Ten to fifteen minutes of fetching along with daily pack walks will tire your dog out quite nicely as well as give him a sense of purpose. Whether it is ball chasing, Frisbee catching, obedience training, participation in a canine playgroup or just taking long walks/jogs, you must be willing to provide some form of daily, constructive exercise. The daily exercise must always include daily walks/jogs to satisfy the dogs migration instinct. If under-exercised and or mentally challenged, this breed can become restless and destructive.

GROOMING Dobes need little grooming and are average shedders however, the Shepherd breed sheds bits of hair constantly and is a seasonally heavy shedder. We are still assessing JD so we dont know if favors the Dobe of Shepherd. If his coat is characteristic to the Shepherd, he should be brushed daily or you will have hair all over your home. Bathe only when necessary, over bathing can cause skin irritation from oil depletion. Check ears and trim claws regularly.


DOBERMAN PINSCHERS are very keen, super energetic with tremendous strength and stamina. Dobes like to be with their people and are not suited to kennel or back yard life, they need human interaction and leadership–JD has these charactestics. They are loyal, tolerant, dedicated and affectionate with the family. They are very adaptable, highly skilled, intelligent and very easy to train. They are an outstanding watch and guard dog and do not need additional protection training. This breed is not for everyone.

He will need an owner who is willing and able to display a natural authority over the dog. All family members must be firm, confident and consistent, setting rules and sticking to them. Dobermans can become stubborn and willful if allowed having their own way. Everything must be on the humans terms. The dog is the follower, and the humans are the leaders. The dog will appreciate knowing his place in his pack and feel secure about it.

Mental stimulation and a lot of daily exercise are important in order to produce a happy, stable minded dog. Dobes can be good family dogs if the alpha role belongs to the human and if they receive enough exercise, are well trained and are socialized with children.

Issues arise when they reside with owners who do not display the proper leadership and or do not provide enough exercise. This dog is sweet and gentle with nursing-home patients – tippy-toeing over IV tubing and walking at the resident’s speed; at the same time will fiercely defend his master if it becomes necessary. The dogs temperament will vary greatly depending on how well the owners understand canine behavior and how willing they are to take the time to provide what the dog instinctually needs.

GERMAN SHEPHERDS are often used as working dog; are courageous, keen, alert and fearless. They are also cheerful, obedient, eager to learn, confident, serious and clever. GSDs are extremely faithful, and brave. They will not think twice about giving their lives for their human pack. They have a high learning ability. GSDs love to be close to their families, but can be wary of strangers. This breed needs his people and should not be left isolated for long periods of time. They only bark when they feel it is necessary.

Problems arise due to poor handling when an owner allows the dog to believe he is pack leader over humans and or does not give the dog the mental and physical daily exercise they need to be stable. Like the Dobe, this breed needs owners who are naturally authoritative over the dog in calm, but firm, confident and consistent way. A stable, well-adjusted, and trained dog is for the most part generally good with other pets and excellent with children in the family. German Shepherds who have passive owners and or whose instincts are not being met can become timid, skittish and may be prone to fear biting and develop a guarding issue. GSD will not listen if they sense that they are stronger minded than their owner, however they will also not respond well to harsh discipline.

Owners need to have an air of natural authority to their demeanor. Do not treat this dog as if he were human. Learn canine instincts and treat the dog accordingly. German Shepherds are one of the smartest and most trainable breeds. With this highly skilled working dog comes a drive to have a job and a task in life and a consistent pack leader to show them guidance.

This is not a breed that will be happy simply laying around your living room or locked out in the back yard. The breed is so intelligent and learns so readily that it has been used as a sheepdog, guard dog, in police work, as a guide for the blind, in search and rescue service, and in the military.



About Our Rescue

These dogs deserve all of our attention, and in Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc., we are committed to our adopters and our dogs equally. We offer full disclosure and hope to make the best matches possible. Please know our adoption fees never cover our expenses. We rely on the generosity of our adopters and supporters to help us help the dogs.

Our rescue is ONLY in the business of offering FULL DISCLOSURE to adopters, and expects and hopes to engage your questions and concerns fully. We owe it to the dogs we rescue and all the wonderful families/adopters who might consider welcoming our charges into their hearts and home. Our dogs are waiting for that ideal forever home where they will be cherished as deserving family members. Its sad these second chances are even necessary for these dogs, but we are committed to them and will devote the time and energy to their rehoming, and not just MOVE them to save more dogs. We diligently and responsibly seek good matches as we dont want to re-home the dog again. These animals have already endured more than they should have, and through no fault of their own. It behooves us to be honest and forthright, and we appreciate the same in return from applicants. Its that winning combination of reciprocal trust and respect that allows for successful placements to be made. Happy adopters translate to happy dogs, and thats our goal!

Our rescue volunteers will be more than honored to be in touch with you directly and promptly, after receiving your application and conducting a mandatory a veterinarian check. If you have never owned a dog before, please submit your application regardless, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. TAKE NOTE YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR SPAM AS SOME RESPONSES FROM US WIND UP THERE WEVE DISCOVERED. Also, take care to contact your veterinarian to let them know a member of rescue will be inquiring about your pet history!

Thank you for respecting that we all donate our time to saving these animals, and understand we value your philanthropic and compassionate desire to help be part of the rescue team. That said, youll understand why we are committed to the well-being of our charges and consider this veterinarian check mandatory. If you are a first-time dog owner, we will work with you every step of the way! ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION ARE AS MUCH A PART OF RESPONSIBLE RESCUE AS ADOPTION! And it takes a RESCUE VILLAGE to help the most dogs possible in a thorough manner to ensure success on all fronts, and then some! It is an awful feeling to fail a dog, and we cant continue rescue if we dont do everything we can to ensure good matches for the dogs and tender families who might adopt them. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.

Although we are an extremely small rescue group, we understand and respect your familys eagerness to be in touch and learn as much as you can about the dogs you are considering adopting. Our very experienced and devoted trainer will be happy to share all aspects of OUR RESCUE DOGS to determine compatibility once youve submitted your application, and another of our volunteers will explain the whole process of our rescue and answer any questions you might have as well

EMAIL Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc. at: rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com and we will be happy to return your correspondence, if you submit the application now, so we can have that information as a starting base for our dialogue.

If you’ve got the time and love to offer this extremely bright dog who can make you laugh for hours at his antics, PLEASE APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A RESCUE DOG VILLAGE DOG AND GIVE ONE A HOME Our dogs deserve all that a committed family can offer. Make no mistake about it, this is one spectacular dog


ALL interested adopters MUST complete an application; agree to a vet reference check, phone interview and home visit. ALL family members MUST be in attendance for home visits – no exceptions. This helps us get to know everyone in the family so that we can help find the right dog for you.

Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.

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RDVG wants to provide you with as much information as we can because some of our mix breeds you might not be familiar with. The below section on “About the Breed” offers information on some of the Breed Characteristics, Children & Pets, Behavior and Personality, Temperament and more.

It is important to point out that in addition to the breed, there is an enormous variety in the way a dog acts and reacts to the world around him. In the end, your dog’s preferences and personality are as individual as you are–and if you can accept that– then you’re bound to enjoy each other.

Children & Pets

Animal Behavior Guidelines

Many children, especially very young ones, do not realize that pets are living animals and not toys. Failing to teach a child how to handle pets properly can result in suffering on the part of the pet and, in some cases, injury to the child. Taking introductions slowly will allow you to introduce family dogs and your children safely

Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development

Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.

One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.

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Age 8 Months
Life Average
Sex Male
Location West Monroe LA
Breed Doberman PinscherGerman Shepherd / Rottweiler
Altered Yes
Fee All Shots + Transport – 500
Dogs Yes
House Yes
Crate Yes
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.